I've had this frustration for a long time. I sure hope somebody can answer this question. I know how setting the default folders view in Windows Explorer is supposed to work. I've followed the instructions until I'm blue in the face. The problem is that it doesn't work. It sets all the views the same ok, but what I want is the Details view in all my folders, but something somewhere is insisting that I want the Icons view. Arghh! It's driving me nuts. I reeeeeally don't want my folders opening in Icons view. I need to see the details of my files, always. I can set 'remember each folders view settings' and go through all 225,627 of my folders (ok, that's a gross exaggeration) and individually set each folder to Details, but what a coplete waste of time when the system is supposed to do that for me, so I leave that unset and keep hoping that by some miricle I'll find something somewhere in a hidden tweak that actual WORKS. But so far to date I just keep getting ICONS! Grrrr! I did a search in this forum for 'default folder view' but came up with nothing but a bunch of unrelated questions. Hard to believe that nobody has ever had this problem but me, but oh well. I sure hope some kind knowledable soul out there will tell me how to set my folder views to Details once and for all and lock them in place. Thanks very much.